Managing the water that flows over the property in big rain events is an ongoing job. Today we ‘finished’ the first South path rock drain and it’s downhill flow area.
One of our major issues at Arborlon is Erosion. Running or flowing water has caused significant erosion in most gullies across our property and severely affected the house hill. Now that the South path Wall is finished we can continue to add some more elements of our water control plan.
One of those is the use of Whoa-boys. Don’t know what a Whoa-boy is… neither did we. At least not by that name.
Erosion is one of our major issues here at Arborlon. We have come to realise that the mountain is constantly moving, and that movement is downwards. Water erosion, physical erosion, rock falls and plant loss are all part of the erosion picture.
So many of our projects have been aimed at restoring stability through planting, terraforming and construction.
Large swathes of the property have been neglected over the last 10 years, and Lantana, Kangaroo grass and a multitude of other pests have become dominant in previously manged areas of the property.